From an ordinary kid to a missionary going where God leads

I found myself in East Asia because that is where God called me to be. Three years ago I was a somewhat scared, somewhat cocky, high school senior in Wisconsin getting ready to begin college at the University of Montana. I arrived on campus with little thought about my spiritual life, let alone plans to [...]

Matt Went Over the Edge

My college experience had a rocky start to it. I found myself seeking hollow relationships founded on convenience and filled with parties and drinking. This isn’t to say I never found real friends or had meaningful experiences.  However, in the process, I lost myself. When I finally came back to school this past August for [...]

Epic Legacy Summit – “The best conference I’ve ever been to.”

“Hey, do you guys want to go to this Epic Legacy Summit conference in Minnesota?” This was the question I asked our Epic students during one of our weekly meetings without much expectation.  Our ministry was still fairly new and our small group still in the process of getting to know each other.  Also, Minnesota [...]

“From a Difficult Start to a Clear Vision”

From as early as I can remember, my Mom was a substance abuser. As time went on I (Sean, pictured left) fell in love with school because there I could find friends, loving teachers, and I could perform well enough to get everyone’s approval. At the end of 8th grade, my mom’s addiction began to [...]

“Lord, Make Me Willing.”

As Andrew (left) stood on stage, with the microphone in his hand, he began to cry. Tears began filling my own eyes as my mind was flooded with memories of this student who has become so dear to me over the past three years. I have had the privilege of discipling (mentoring) Andrew since the [...]

“Following God Through the Choices” Student experiences the value of well made decisions

Dustin (left) had a rough start. His drug-addicted parents weren’t around to be a presence in his life.  He shared his story at a recent Cru meeting and opened with this: “January 19th, 2010 at 8:05pm was the worst moment of my life.  I was walking into my fraternity’s lodge for our chapter meeting and [...]

What They Can’t Say in the Classroom

A math professor told the audience of more than 100 students how God had sustained her through the slow death of her husband from lung cancer. A forestry professor spoke through tears about God’s comforting presence since her six-year-old daughter died in a tragic accident in January. A music professor related to the students how his inaccurate [...]

“From Death to Life.” Latino student comes to Christ through Destino

“Sept. 7, 2011: Lord Jesus, help me see today the beauty of your gospel, your life and work for a sinner like me. God, I believe all that is written in your word because you are trustworthy, reliable, and real! Help me live in light of this message Jesus and help me proclaim this today [...]